Commodore (rank)

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(The information in this section is from the 1771 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Please do not make edits to this section. Content is presented in its original form as to spelling and grammar use. This is what an educated person of Aubrey and Maturin's time would have known)

A commodore is an officer of the British navy, commissioned by the lords of the admiralty, or by an admiral, to command a squadron of men of war in chief.

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